Tasneem Tayeb

A CLOSER LOOK

A closer look

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

A not-so-smart proposal for an offshore smart city

In an unprecedented move, the parliamentary standing committee on housing and public works ministry has directly recommended a major development project—to build an offshore smart city claiming land from the Bay of Bengal—directly to the prime minister.

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

Who are the helmet bahini?

They come wearing helmets, brandishing machetes and sticks; they vandalise, they kill, and then they are gone, even beyond the long arms of the law.

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

Did police do enough to quell the New Market clashes?

Three pedestrians were critically injured in the violence. Nahid Mia and Morsalin were among them.

April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022

We can’t let our guard down against Covid

With Covid-19 cases receding worldwide, our lives are entering a new phase, where the “normal” perhaps means a strategic co-existence with an ever-present, maleficent viral disease.

April 15, 2022
April 15, 2022

Palestine continues to bleed

Since the beginning of 2022, 36 Palestinians have been killed by Israel, as revealed by the Palestinian health ministry. 

April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022

A reckoning is due for Dhaka Wasa

Dhaka is witnessing an early diarrhoea outbreak this year. The hospitals in the city, including the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), are treating hundreds of new patients every day.

March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022

Let no one remain outside electricity coverage

Bangladesh has recently achieved a unique milestone: it has become the first country in South Asia to have 100 percent electricity coverage.

March 23, 2022
March 23, 2022

Why does development equal wastage of public money?

Recently, Dhaka North Mayor Atiqul Islam made some comments with regard to traffic management in the city, some of which are not without inherent logic.

March 15, 2022
March 15, 2022

Not licensed to kill

Fifty-six-year-old Babul Sardar of Debhata upazila in Satkhira was arrested with 50 bottles of phensedyl on December 11, 2021 by the Detective Branch (DB) of police.

March 10, 2022
March 10, 2022

Is Dhaka beyond saving?

Dhaka, the nucleus of Bangladesh’s economic success, is the most densely populated city in the country (and perhaps in the world), accommodating more than 47,000 people per square kilometre (as of 2018).